The area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon was evacuated Tuesday night after two bags were left at the finish line.
The two suspicious bags were left near the photo bridge on Boylston Street. The street was shut down between Fairfield and Dartmouth streets while police investigated.
WBZ-TV photographers on scene say they saw a person with the backpack screaming “Boston Strong” before police cleared everyone from the area.
Witnesses say the person was barefoot, wearing a long black veil and was acting strange. Boston Police say one man has been taken into custody.
The Bomb Squad inspected the bag left behind the photo bridge and detonated it just before 9:00 p.m. The second bag was detonated about 40 minutes later.
Copley Station on the Green Line is closed while police investigate.
One year ago, three people died, and more than 260 people were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon. Earlier in the day, Vice President Joe Biden joined survivors, and victim’s families for a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m., the same time the bombs exploded a year ago.
The bag was found just minutes after the Norden brothers, who are survivors of last year’s attack, completed a relay walk along the 26.2 mile course. http://boston.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10056929http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/boylston-street-evacuated-after-backpack-left-near-finish-line/